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Keto donut recipe: Here are the best low-carb donuts!

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Hello there, fellow Keto enthusiasts! The keto diet is known for many things - helping manage blood sugar, supporting weight loss, reducing carb intake - but most people wouldn't associate it with a tasty treat like donuts. That's all about to change, though. Are you ready for a keto donut recipe that's so delicious, it could give Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme a run for their money? I present to you my best keto donuts recipe, the answer to your sweet tooth prayers.

In this blog post, I'll walk you through my favorite way to make a classic donut with a keto twist. Yes, we're talking about mouth-watering keto doughnuts that pair perfectly with your morning cup of coffee. This keto donut recipe is the real thing and will make you forget all about traditional donuts made with wheat flour.

keto donut recipe: donuts on a plate.

The Low Carb Donut Recipe


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To start, gather your healthy ingredients. You will need:

  • Almond flour and coconut flour
  • A sugar substitute like monk fruit sweetener
  • Xanthan gum
  • Melted butter
  • Heavy cream
  • Sour cream
  • Egg yolks
  • Vanilla extract
  • Almond milk
  • Baking powder
  • For the glaze: Cream cheese, sugar-free chocolate, and coconut cream
  • Optional: Cocoa powder, for chocolate keto donuts, or sunflower seed flour for a nut-free version

Remember to use room temperature ingredients for the best results.


Start by preheating your oven and preparing your silicone donut pan or donut molds with a bit of cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, sugar substitute, and xanthan gum. Whisk until well combined.

In a separate large bowl, whisk together your wet ingredients: melted butter, heavy cream, sour cream, egg yolks, and vanilla extract. If you're adding almond milk, add it to the wet ingredients.

Next, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, stirring until you have a smooth, thick donut batter.

Using a piping bag or a spoon, carefully fill each donut mold in your prepared donut pan. Make sure not to overfill!

Bake until golden brown, then let them cool in the pan. While they're cooling, make your glaze by mixing cream cheese, sugar-free chocolate, and coconut cream in a small bowl. Once your donuts are cool, use a butter knife to spread the glaze over each one.

Keto Donut Recipe


For the donuts:

  • 1 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 cup Monk Fruit Sweetener
  • 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Almond Milk
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

For the glaze:

  • 4 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 oz Sugar-Free Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup Coconut Cream


  • 2 tbsp Cocoa Powder for Chocolate Keto Donuts
  • 1 cup Sunflower Seed Flour for a nut-free version


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and prepare your silicone donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, monk fruit sweetener, and xanthan gum. Whisk until well combined.
  3. In a separate large bowl, whisk together melted butter, heavy cream, sour cream, egg yolks, and vanilla extract. If you're adding almond milk, add it to the wet ingredients.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, stirring until you have a smooth, thick donut batter.
  5. Fill each donut mold in your silicone pan with the batter using a piping bag or a spoon. Don't overfill.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let them cool in the pan.
  7. While the donuts are cooling, prepare your glaze. In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese, sugar-free chocolate, and coconut cream until smooth.
  8. Once the donuts have cooled, spread the glaze over each one with a butter knife.

Enjoy your delicious keto donuts with a cup of coffee!

Remember, these keto donuts are perfect for those on a low carb diet and are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without the sugar spike.

Optional Variations

  • For Chocolate Keto Donuts, add the cocoa powder to your dry ingredients in step 2.
  • For a nut-free version, replace almond flour with sunflower seed flour.

Nutritional Information for keto donut recipe

Makes 12 donuts

Serving size 1 donut

  • Calories: 200
  • Total Fat: 18g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 90mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Sugars: 1g
  • Net Carbs: 3g
  • Protein: 5g

The sugar content comes primarily from the monk fruit sweetener and any naturally occurring sugars in the other ingredients.

Please note, if you add additional toppings or modify the recipe in any way, these values will change. Also, remember to check the labels of your specific ingredients as nutritional information can vary between brands.

Tips for Making the Best Keto Donuts

Now that you've got the basic recipe, here are a few tips to ensure your low carb donuts are the best thing you've tasted:

  1. Use a Silicone Donut Pan: These pans make it easy to pop out your low-carb donuts without them sticking or breaking. They also give your donuts a perfect shape every time.
  2. Try Different Flavors: Add cocoa powder for chocolate keto donut recipe, or try almond flour keto donuts. Experiment with different flavors and find your favorite.
  3. Store Properly: Store your donuts in an airtight container to keep them fresh.
  4. Experiment with Toppings: Consider sprinkling a little cinnamon on top for cinnamon donuts, or add some keto-friendly blueberries for keto blueberry donuts. The possibilities are endless!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use a mini donut pan or a regular pan if I don't have a silicone donut pan?Yes, but remember to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • Can I replace almond flour with wheat flour or another flour?Almond flour and coconut flour are recommended for this recipe due to their low carb content. If you must substitute, consider sunflower seed flour.
  • Can I use regular sugar instead of a sugar substitute?Regular sugar will significantly increase the carb content, defeating the purpose of these low-carb donuts.


These keto donuts are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional donuts. The next time you have a craving for a sweet treat, remember this keto donut recipe. They're perfect for a special occasion, or just a casual Tuesday. Give them a try, and I promise you won't regret it!

Keto donut recipe: Key Takeaways

  • Keto donuts are a delicious, low-carb alternative to traditional donuts.
  • Use a silicone donut pan for best results.
  • You can experiment with flavors and toppings.
  • Store in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

In the world of low-carb and keto diets, it's often a challenge to find alternatives to traditional treats that not only satisfy our cravings but also align with our dietary needs. This Keto Donut Recipe, however, brings a sense of delight and accomplishment. It's proof that eating healthy doesn't mean saying goodbye to the foods we love. On the contrary, it invites creativity and innovation in the kitchen.

These keto donuts are delicious, satisfying, and surprisingly simple to make. They're perfect for a weekend baking project, a special occasion, or just when you're in need of a sweet treat. It's not just about the donuts though. It's about learning and understanding that a low-carb diet doesn't have to be restrictive or dull. 

Moreover, this recipe is an invitation to explore other keto-friendly adaptations of your favorite foods. Who knows what tasty keto-friendly dish you could be making next? Maybe a keto version of your favorite cake, muffin, or even bread? The sky's the limit.

As we wrap up, I want to emphasize that while this recipe provides a fantastic keto-friendly treat, it's essential to maintain a balanced and diverse diet. Keto is not just about low-carb foods; it's about high-quality, nutritious ingredients that nourish your body.

Always consult with a healthcare professional before making any significant changes to your diet. Keto is not for everyone, and your health and well-being should always come first. But if you're on the keto path and enjoying every step, then these delicious keto donuts might just become your new favorite recipe.

Thank you for joining me on this delicious journey. I hope you enjoy making these keto donuts as much as I do. They truly are a testament to the fact that maintaining a healthy lifestyle does not have to mean giving up on the joy of eating. Until next time, stay healthy and enjoy your baking adventures!

Happy baking!

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